Prior to joining ACLU Mississippi, Alicia Netterville practiced law with a regional firm where she represented corporate clients in labor and employment, privacy and cybersecurity, consumer protection, and Section 1983 matters. In addition to corporate clients, Alicia also represented pro bono clients in a range of areas including employment discrimination, land disputes, and adoption matters. Before joining the firm, Alicia served as a law clerk to the Honorable Carlton W. Reeves, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi.
Before becoming a lawyer, Alicia worked in the public and social justice sectors where she obtained a wide range of policy, legislative advocacy, and community organizing experience. Alicia worked with the Mississippi Center for Justice where she lobbied for statewide predatory lending reform and organized communities across the state to engage in direct action organizing. Alicia also worked with the Mississippi Department of Human Services where she served as the coordinator of the State’s first welfare to work program in Hinds County. After passage of the federal welfare reform law, Alicia served on the team to develop Mississippi’s state plan and welfare reform policies. During her tenure with the Mississippi Department of Human Services, Alicia created novel support services programs to ensure welfare recipients had realistic opportunities to become self-sufficient.
Alicia’s commitment to public service extends well-beyond her professional career as Alicia is active in several community organizations. Alicia is a member of the Magnolia Bar Association, the Mississippi Bar, and Junior League of Jackson. As an active member of the Mississippi Bar, Alicia serves on the unauthorized practice of law committee and conducts CLE’s for new lawyers. She serves on the Executive Committees of Operation Shoestring and Converge Partners in Access, the Board of Word of Faith Christian Academy, and the Mississippi School of Law’s Diversity Council.
Alicia obtained her law degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law. She obtained her Master’s in Public Policy and Administration from Jackson State University, and her undergraduate degree the University of Southern Mississippi.